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to wolf blitzer. "situation room" starts right now. >> thanks very much, brook. >>> two weeks before the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the deb
, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his party. but you listen to john boehner, the republican, and he's saying that he isn't just tax increases. he's talking about a battle to inform the white house and democrats not giving enough on this. the two sides are very far apart. he will continue, the president says, in meetings until they reach an agreement. >> you and i both listen to the president today. he spoke for an entire 40 minutes or so. he said today, he is bent over back backwards, those are his words, to reach a compromise with the republicans. but he's saying the other side will not budge. let's listen to this portion again, the president. >> i do not see a p
exhibit is devoted to gertrude stein. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke boaldwin. >>> a breaking story out of norway. a devastating and deadly attack in the capital city of oslo. and i want to show you some of these pictures. this is heart-wrenching to watch. people rushing away from these blasts. this is the heart of the downtown tower center. people scattering, running scared after a massive blast took out the windows of several government buildings. inside one of those buildings, the prime minister's office. we are being told he was not there at the time. but as of this very second, here's the latest number we have. seven, at least seven people are reported dead, and many more injured. in what oslo's mayor is calling a terrible day for norway. police are urging folks to stay off their cell phones just in order to keep those networks free so some of the people in the area can call their loved ones, call their family, tell them they're okay. but on top of all this, a person dressed up as a policeman walked into this youth camp attended by 700 people and just opened fire. everything is
by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers at news corp. may be advising against this because of course there is a police investigation going on at the moment and public pressure may not be the best thing for them to be under a at the moment. >> do we know clearly whether or not parliament has the power in any way to compel the likes of rupert or indeed james murd
continues now with brooke baldwin. >> and hello to you, happy monday, i'm brooke baldwin, as you just saw, i want to begin with this story, out of the uk, the british press association says the reporter who blew the whistle on the uk hacking scandal has been sound dead. his name is john ford, he was found today in his london home. police are calling his death unexplained. this is important because we're going to have much more on this story, got a lot of questions for our correspondent in london, we'll bring that to you coming up. but i want to begin this hour with a warning. i want you to listen to a warning. this is a warning that i'm about to show you a video of 16 men being shot to death. i'm going give you a moment here right now to go ahead and get the kids out of the room, but this is a video released by taliban insurgents in pakistan and it shows more than a dozen men believed to be pakistani policemen lined up. there they are, against the backdrop of the hillside with their hands tied behind their backs facing several men with rifles on the right side of your screen. this man shouti
be the chief executive of the pay tv operations. >> rebecca brooks was left to succeed james murdoch. >> i am convinced that the leadership of the company is the right thing. she is doing the right thing for the company. >> the inescapable point is that rebekah brooks is vulnerable. she is the last person standing. these are times of crisis. his father was hoping that he can make this as his business. >> is joining me now is the political editor of the news of the world, the former express and independents editor. i am joined by rupert murdoch plus -- rupert murdoch's biographer. >> who is to blame. how high that goes is still to be seen. the culture comes from need to make stories, the decision to break the rules. the decision to go that extra 200 miles into illegality. they did not know what was going on and that is inconceivable. >> you were rupert murdoch's biographer. you knew him well and his motivations. is it realistic that he did not have a grip at what was going on. he must have an eye on this. was there an inkling that perhaps he would just let things go. he was a control freak, wa
as a force of good. >> we have had a series of tragic news stories. >> rebecca brooks, former editor, describes her pain as her dear friend. they worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight, rebekah brooks said the allegations are a port and upsetting. the idea that anybody on the newspaper knew that sarah payne at or target it is unthinkable. the campaign began in 2000. the man was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained the phone information, whether he intercepted her voice mail and who may have requested it. but it was -- but if it was "news international," this was the reaction. >> what they gave personal support to sara payne and her family. they produced literature, campaign materials, party conferences, introduced her to politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> there were high-level meetings and a mobile phone. it may be the one that was targeted. sources linked to miss brooks and the newspaper have said the voice mail on this fund was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting th
murdoch flew to london to guide the company through the crisis. >> it was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the
to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. ni
and tragic news, starting with their pain. >> and rebecca brooks described sarah palin as her dear friend. -- sara payne as her dear friend. tonight, rebecca burk said these allegations are abhorrent -- rebecca brooks said these allegations are abhorrent. the sarah's la campaign began in 2000. glenn martarello was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained her information or who might have requested it. if it was news international, this was the reaction of one mp. >> news international did not just campaign for sarah's law. they produced literature, campaign materials, took her to party conferences and introduce her to party politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> the newspaper hackers provided the mobile phone. it may be the one targeted. but sources linked to mrs. brooks said the voice mail on this loan was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice levenson said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police investigate. >> it should be possible to focus on the extent of t
to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answer them in a different forum." the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead parliament? why did the management failed to find out what was going on and stop it? as for rebekah brooks, we ask about what she told the mps. the mp whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope th
of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor andy cole son as chief of communications he stepped down in january and arrested last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government, he then left government. >> and journalist who first blew the whistle on the hacking scandal but they says the not suspicious he worked at news of the world under editor andy cole son and the communication chief arrested in the scandal. rupert murdoch and his son james as well as rebecca brooks are testifying in just over two hours. >> thank you in the me
>> next the brookings institution forum on congressional redistricting plans that are being considered around the country. u.s. house districts are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts. so far redistricting plans in 15 states have been challenged in court. over the next hour and a half panelist look at redistricting plans in california, florida and texas and how communities are being affected. >> the bewitching hour has arrived. it is 10:00 a.m.. i am tom mann, senior fellow here at workings and i'm delighted to welcome all of you with us here at brookings this morning, and to our lives c-span audience to a session entitled, a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens, who redistricting di. wondering why that is there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hashtag. i know you are shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we
. >> strong words. shannon travis, thank you very much. nice to see you. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >> i like your choice of wardrobe, randi kaye. thanks. look, busy, busy tuesday here. you've been watching all day long, stories breaking everywhere. just a short time ago president obama appeared before reporters saying this, that a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a plan that could pave the way for a deal on america's credit limit. folks, this could be the first bit of good news in weeks as the deadline quickly, quickly approaches. two weeks to the day. we'll get to all that have in a moment here. let's start with this. rupert murdoch and his son were supposed to be the focus of a british parliament hearing today in london but they were upstaged momentarily by an intruder who somehow managed to get very, very close to the murdochs, too close as you're about to see. watch. so no official word yet as to who exactly that guy in the plaid shirt was. we know he was shouting you greedy billionaire, but he pushed a plateful of shaving cream into rupert murdoch's face
brooks, they sat there hour after hour, taking the questions in good humor. and that gives them credit to their benefit, that they did go through this process. ultimately, though, tonight, as rupert murdoch did say he doesn't take responsibility for what took place although he will have to be the man that sorts it out. >> are you responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> who are responsible? >> the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> can you name people? >> i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. >> what i think is interesting in that exchange, the normal phraseology for people doing that is, i was not to blame, but i take responsibility. the buck stops here. and what we didn't get there was that phraseology or some version thereof. we also finally, wolf, we did get later on in his final statement the hacking was wrong, the payments to the police were wrong, no excuses. >> and there was an incident there at one point where an intruder just showed up with some shaving cream. tell our viewers what happened. >> the pic
of interesting characters, including a u.s. intelligence agent named brooke chanda who may or may not save the day. mr. patterson was a lawyer before becoming a writer concert at one point as assistant attorney general for the state of ohio. he also worked as a lawyer for the securities and exchange commission that he has been chairman of the organization common cause and has written for such publications as the times of london and the "washington post." many of his works have been international sellers, and i daresay that "the devil's light" will join that list. is welcome richard north patterson. [applause] >> it's great to see you and to have read your book, "the devil's light" doesn't refer to osama bin laden's flashlight but to the light emitted from a nuclear weapon. and this is a very serious subject, and people who know your career will not be surprised that you have tackled this subject. your other books, for example, eclipse was a human rights, africa and the geopolitics loyal and her previous books, exile and before that was about the israeli-palestinian conflict. you are known
including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporter and the scandal's first-named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there's an ongoing investigation but police say the death is, quote, not suspicious. "the guardian" newspaper is reporting that police found a bag in the trash near rebecca brooks' home saying the bag contained a computer, phone, and paperwork. detectives are examining the bag. cnbc reports that murdoch is considering stepping down as news corp. ceo. he could be placed by current chief operating officer, chase carey. meanwhile, standard & poor's now sa
chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not responsible for what happened. >> and do you accept ultimately you're responsible for the whole fee sassco? no. >> you're not responsible some. >> who is? >> the people that trusted and then maybe the people they trusted. i was -- for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. >> and murdoch was referring to the head of news international when much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place. hinton resigned
on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the u.k., editor at "news of the world" when milly dowler went missing. she has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. she says she is shocked as everyone else. everyone makes it plain that she does not intend to resign. >> this happened in 2002. she is now chief executive of the company. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want an inquiry set up. they also say that rebekah brooks should go. >> this was a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from executives at news international is for them to start taking responsibility. but it is not just news international -- >> it is not just news international with difficult questions to answer. the latest claims are prompting more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turnedat scotland yard -- turned at
simply red. yeah, that's it. actually, arrested was rebekah brooks, the woman who ran "news of the world" during the worst of-- as the british call them-- the troubles. (laughter) brooks had already resigned her post friday, ostensibly to spend more time with her rabbit hair dresser. laug(laughter) that was a deep cut. i appreciate that that was a deep cut. honestly, it is hard to imagine this story... (laughter). all right. it's hard to imagine this story getting more out of control. >> breaking news. >> on the british hacking scandal, just a short time ago, police say sean hoare-- that's the reporter who first alleged widespread hacking at the now ended news of nation-- he's been found dead in his home. (laughter). >> jon: do you think he died of natural causes or was it murdoch? (ominous music). (applause) well, i'm sure scotland yard's on this case like cream on a... >> right now police say the death is not considered suspicious. (laughter) >> jon: well, i guess the guys who were bribed don't think there's anything suspicious in the death of the guy who blew the whistle on the compa
now quick. rebeckka brooks is out on bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end up passing the senate or in any way getting to the president's desk for signature. so what is the
his first in command, rebecca brook, was sort of toeing the appropriate line. so whether there's a cover-up there that reaches the highest levels of newscorp or whether it's just the head of a company where there are problems and he's trying to fix them as best he can, i guess we'll -- we may find out. we may not find out. >> some people seem to feel it's really that connection between the rebecca brook, the "news of the world" editor, formerly, and the power that she really had in politics. and david cameron's former assistant also having worked over at the paper. that there just seems to be this coziness that is making people uncomfortable. >> well, i mean, we have the same thing in washington frankly. there's been a lot of coziness over the years. the white house press corps and the -- and government at all levels. i think that's a problem when people live and work and depend on each other for their livelihood. as the press and powerful people do. but, you know, i think murdoch is probably -- may not be the person this hits. i mean, i wonder if there's -- if there's an equiv
that -- >> president obama continuing with his twitter town hall. hi, everyone, i'm e.d. hill in for brooke baldwin today. it's a very busy wednesday. we get straight to some of the stories unfolding right now. accused boston crime boss whitey bulger formally arraigned minutes ago. accused of 19 murders. his plea, not guilty. >>>and a shocking new warning today from homeland security. would-be terrorists surgically implanting bombs into their bodies to smuggle them on to planes. >>>and the president holding a first ever twitter town hall. >>> but we begin with this. celebrities, murder and terror victims, many of their phones hijacked. it is going to show you that some journalists will do anything to get a scoop on a story. british hackers from the news of the world newspaper allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails, including that of murdered british teen, milly doweler. police say the hackers deleted some of doweler's messages. if so, they may have interfered with a murder investigation. news of the world is part of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been intervie
is there in london and last been seen leaving his town house and had with him one of top editors, rebecca brooks with him and said to the crowd there that she is his top priority, what more can you tell us about this? >> reporter: yeah, clearly rupert murdoch is here personally handling this crisis and showing very publicly his support for rebecca brooks, even though there have been a number of calls for her either to resign or to be sacked. so it does seem that rupert murdock is taking a personal hand in this at this point. i do have a copy of the final edition here. thank you and good-bye. in this edition, the paper is clearly proud of the 168 years of history but it has also offered an apology saying, quote, there is no justification for this appalling wrong doing. we have to see in the next few days what happens but it does seem for now he is giving his full support to rebecca brooks. >> what about the 200 to 300 employees of the "news of the world", many of them worked a full day putting out the last issue. did they have anything to say at the end of their work day? >> reporter: well, it do
of questions about his relationship with a number of key figures," in the hacking scandal. including brooks, the former editor of "news of the world," and former c.e.o. of news corporation british arm arrested and questioned for nine hours on sunday. james murdoch who runs the international operation and is, of course, the son of news corporation c.e.o. and another former editor of the "news of the world," who the british prime minister hired as his communications chief. >> he must take responsibility for the decisions he made in relation to andy and the decisions he made around the contacts he had, for example, with james murdoch and brooks. a sensitive time in relation to the commercial bid for certain areas. >>jonathan: the prime minister called for an emergency session of parliament on wednesday to "make a further statement." and the assistant commissioner of london's police officer is the latest figure to resign in the wake of the scandal and he was the official who said two years ago that he saw no need to re-open the hacking investigation because he did not believe there was any new
brought you in march. curt brooks was headed home from work one night when he appeared a drunken driver on i- 95. so curt did what he does best, he videotaped it. andrea mckaren was in stafford county court where all of this played out with finality today. >> yes, it did. one of our colleagues part of a news story. it turned out his video tape proved critical to the conviction. >> okay, he is about ready to head on collision. oh my god. >> the video is heart stopping and in a courtroom today, a judge watched the tape showing the alleged driver nearly causing a head on collision. >> he almost did. >> it was very compelling. it was clear that this is not just somebody weaving down the road. he almost killed somebody. >> curt brooks had followed the driver more than 25 miles and led police to their suspect. with his dash board camera rolling, curt captured the near head on collision and the suspect nearly running him off the road. we sped up the video so you can see what the judge saw. the driver straddling the center line and swerving on to the shoulder. >> they looked at the initi
for this whole fiasco. -- >> do you feel you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> rebekah brooks who ran the newspaper until four days ago also said she was sorry. >> we saw the evidence and acted properly and quickly. >> during the hearing the elder murdoch said he had no evidence that allegations that 9/11 victims in the u.s. had their voice mail sack. in the meantime, we have learned that the u.s. is investigating whether americans were involved in the bribery conspiracy. >> now for the latest on the debt showdown saw the. there has been some progress in the tense negotiations on the hill. a bipartisan group of congressional leaders called the gang of six have a plan to reduce the deficit. we're live with lee details this evening. >> -- late details this evening. >> some in the house are going in different direction. >> the problem we have now is that we are in the 11th hour. >> the president announced a potential breakthrough that he supports. senators from both parties the gang of six have cobbled together a proposal to cut spending, modified entitlement programs, and close tax
's cross word puzzle mocked rebecca brooks who was the paper's editor when the incident occurred. she has since been promoted to editor. >>> an oakland police sergeant speaks out about his involvement and the murder of the invest of a bay area murder. >>> and new versions of the iphone and the -- and when new versions of the iphone and the i pad might hit stores. >>> for more than two years the lead homicide detective in the assassination of bay area journalists chauncey bailey has been forbidden to talk publicly about the investigation. today for the first time you will hear handmire explain his role. >> reporter: none of oakland police sergeant darwin longmire has received more attention than the chauncey bailey investigation. until now, the police department had forbidden him from talking about the investigation. longmire sat with us. >> the abandonment by the police department and those who look after those who work under the division. >> reporter: one of the questions we asked was about the decision to allow confessed chauncey bailey killer broussard to talk alone and unrecorded with
full responsibility for the appointment of andy coulson, saying he would have accepted rebekah brooks' resignation. >> i think the prime minister is right on all counts. there clearly needs to be a very thorough inquiry, both into what happened and the way it was handled by the police. i think the fact that they are going to be independent with powers is absolutely right. david cameron employed andy coulson. he said that he did so. he obviously did so on the assurances which he was given by andy coulson and, indeed, which andy coulson gave to my committee two years ago that he had no knowledge in phone hacking. there must now be a question mark over there. we need to get to the full truth on all these matters. >> on his specific disappointment, how many should reasonably be expected to be made of what he's actually telling you or the prime minister? >> in the case of my subcommittee, witnesses appear in front of us as part of parliamentary proceedings, and to mislead a committee in parliament is a very serious offense. little a contempt of parliament, and people can be summoned to acc
. >> thanks very much, brooke. your social security checks are at risk. officials here in washington try once again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continue
cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, for people who loved seeing the rich and powerful taken down a rich or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers within complete investigation and that's a matter of real regret for me. >> reporter: in fact it raises dangerous qu
with rebecca brooks, the chief ceo of the british newspaper branch. she is also the former chief editor of "the news of the world," the tabloid which closed in the face of mounting evidence that it and other newspapers gained information by illegal means such as hacked voice mails and buying of policemen. the planned merger of the new york and frankfurt stock exchanges has passed another milestone. >> a large portion of shareholders approved the deal, which creates the world's biggest stock exchange. the approval was one of the last major obstacles to the merger plan. nyse/ueor -- nyse/euronext shareholders already gave the approval last week. authorities 1 5 billion euros in long-term bonds, but only high yields, reflecting concerns over rome's ability to stabilize finances. european shares lost ground for the fourth time in five sessions. the dax finished today lower. the same for the eurostoxx 50. the dow jones industrial also ended the session down by 0.4%. the euro is trading for $1.4149. russia is taking a step into the german energy markets. gazprom and german utility rwe have agreed on
themselves and lying to lawmakers is a crime in itself. former news of the world editor rebecca brooks, will also take the hot seat and choose her words carefully. she's already under police investigation. >> absolutely no reason -- >> reporter: a separate committee grilled the former chief of police who resigned because of allegations police took bribes from murdoch reporters. he revealed 10 of the 45 press officers in his department used to work for murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. charlie d'agata, london. >>> british police are still waiting for autopsy results on the news of the world whistle blower found dead in his home yesterday. authorities say sean horr's death is unexplained but not suspicious. and moments ago at the hearing, a protestor rushed at rupert murdoch from the gallery. murdoch's wife jumped to defend her husband. the hearing was abruptly halted and what happened is still being sorted out. we do know a man has been detained and he reportedly had some sort of white foam on his face. we'll bring you more information when we get it. >>> some big names are lining
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